Even though King Charles III became king as soon as his mother passed away earlier this month, with many eagerly awaiting his official coronation ceremony. Some believe that the new king will choose a very special date for his coronation: the same date queen elizabeth was crowned.
Why King Charles Won’t Be Crowned Right Away
A coronation ceremony usually takes place one year after the new reigning monarch ascends to the throne. The date of the coronation will also generally be moved to a time of year when the weather is fine. For example, the Queen’s father, King George VI, died in February 1952. She was crowned in June of the following year.
Given that the ceremony only takes place a year after the death of the previous monarch, it makes sense that the palace is slow to discuss the details. However, traditionally, a coronation announcement takes place sooner rather than later.
Will the king choose to honor his mother with his choice of coronation date?
Many are already speculating about King Charles’ next big day, and some believe he could pick June 2, the same date his mother was crowned. This date also marks the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
There has not been a coronation for 69 years and many British citizens are delighted to see the ceremony taking place for the first time in their lives. Queen Elizabeth’s coronation was the first to be televised, giving royal fans a never-before-seen glimpse of the special ceremony.
What Happens at a Coronation Ceremony
The coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey, as it has for 1,000 years. All British monarchs since William the Conqueror in 1066 have had their coronation at the church.
During the ceremony, King Charles will take the coronation oath, be anointed with oils, and receive the ceremonial orb and scepter. The King will then receive St Edward’s Crown, which was made in 1661.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the other British bishops will then take an oath of loyalty to the new king. A selection of royal peers, likely including Prince William, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Edward Fitzalan-Howard, Duke of York, and Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, will do the same.
No plans have yet been made public regarding the upcoming coronation of King Charles III, but many royal fans are hoping the king will choose to share his coronation date with his mother.